Sutherland Springs and other mass shootings in places of worship

Sunday's massacre at a Texas church is the latest mass shooting at a place of worship in recent years.

At least 26 people were killed and numerous others injured when a gunman opened fire during a morning service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.

Here are some of the most high-profile attacks on parishioners in North America during the past decade:

Recent mass shootings in places of worship
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Recent mass shootings in places of worship

Charleston Church Shooting

Nine people, including the church's pastor, were killed in a June 2015 attack after gunman Dylann Roof opened fire on a Bible study group at Methodist Episcopal Church, a historic African-American religious center in Charleston, S.C. Roof, an admitted white supremacist, was handed the death penalty.

Fresno Church Shooting

Manuel Garcia, 64, shot two people in the parking lot of St. Alphonsus Church in Fresno, Calif., following Mass on Nov. 5. Police identified the victims as 61-year-old Martha Garcia, the gunman's estranged wife, and her 51-year-old male friend. Garcia was killed, and her friend was rushed to the hospital. Authorities told local media outlets the shooter was later found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Tennessee Church Shooting

Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, gunned down worshipers at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tenn., in September 2017. The parishioners were in the middle of service when Samson entered from the back of the church and opened fire. One person was killed and seven others injured

Wisconsin temple shooting

In August 2012, six people were killed at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek after 40-year-old Wade Michael Page opened fire. Page, an Army vet, was shot and killed at the scene by an officer.

Quebec mosque shooting

Six people were killed and eight injured when 27-year-old Alexandre Bissonnette fired at worshipers inside a mosque at the city's Quebec Islamic Cultural Center. Bissonnette, a French-Canadian college student, was charged with six counts of first-degree murder.


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